Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Careless Headline Writing

I have noticed over the years that headline writers often try to make stories more sensational than they really are. This one at Yahoo News and Time, however, got me chuckling. The story tells us: The gap between the super-rich and the...Show More Summary

History of Econ Summer Camp

Graduate students with an interest in the history of economic thought should consider this opportunity.

Parting Words

Here is the exit memo from CEA chair Jason Furman.

Me at the ASSA

If you want to see me at the upcoming ASSA meeting in Chicago, here is some relevant information. I will be chairing a session on “Economic Issues Facing the New President,” with talks from Jason Furman (Council of Economic Advisers), Glenn Hubbard (Columbia University), Alan Krueger (Princeton University), and John Taylor (Stanford University). Show More Summary

Why Y?

A professor emails me: My students have the pleasure to use your economics textbook. I have one question: where the symbol "Y" for GDP comes from? All the others, we could detect, such as NX, NCO, etc. My students are curious, and I could not give them a good answer. Show More Summary

A Possible Victory for Alan Auerbach

Tax policy is moving in fascinating directions.You can read more about the Auerbach proposal here and here.

From the Harvard Skit Party

Harvard Econ G4 Skit 2016 - "Rise Up" (A Hamilton Parody) from Econ Skits on Vimeo.

Summers on the Carrier Deal

Interesting observations from Larry. A tidbit: Some of the worst abuses of power are not those that leaders inflict on their people. They are the acts that the people demand from their leaders.

Josh Lerner

An interview with my colleague over at HBS.

An Interview with Ed Conard

Click here to watch me interview Ed Conard about his new book, The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class for C-SPAN Book TV’s “After Words.”

The Triump of the Less Educated

In a Times column back in July, I noted that the Brexit vote was strongly correlated with education. The recent presidential election shows the same pattern: "College graduates backed Clinton by a 9-point margin (52%-43%), while those without a college degree backed Trump 52%-44%." Source.

The podcast is live

You can hear my interview with Frank Conway over at the Economic Rockstar website.

On the Election Results

I did not support Mr. Trump, but now that he is our President-elect, I wish him well.To my many friends who are now freaking out, I encourage you to take a deep breath and calm down. Our political and economic system is more robust than...Show More Summary

Before the Flood

A movie, approximately 1 1/2 hours, on climate change, with yours truly making a brief appearance at around 59:40.

Coming soon

If you teach introductory economics, you might be interested to know that my publisher is hosting a number of webinars in the coming weeks to show some of the changes and enhancements to the 8th edition of my favorite textbook and to demonstrate the digital technology that supports the text. Show More Summary

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